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Episode 25 – Andrea Williams – Modeling Middle School in Michigan

In this episode, Mark talks with Andrea Williams, a middle school teacher in Michigan. She teaches modeling science at the middle school level, and talks about how this is different than teaching physics or chemistry. Or even biology. Next year, she will be doing this with mixed-grade middle school classrooms, so after talking about modeling…

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Episode 23 – Jane Jackson – 27 years developing Modeling Instruction

In this episode, Mark talks with Jane Jackson, who has worked on modeling instruction for the last 27 years. She gives us insight into the history of modeling instruction as well as the challenges we face funding workshops. She also talks about the importance of science education, and specifically physics education. Guest Bio Jane Jackson…

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Episode 22 – Marta Stoeckle – Thoughts on “instructional shifts” and “Educational Equity”

In this episode, Mark talks with Marta Stoeckle, who teaches physics and other science courses outside St. Paul, Minnesota. They talk about the improvements Marta experienced in her teaching after attending a modeling workshop. This led to their discussion of Marta’s research in STEM education. Finally, they talk about the new way for modelers to connect — the AMTA Discord server.

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